Have you been Arrested for a DUI in Antioch?
If you are facing DUI charges in Antioch, give Amy Morell a call to review your case. Amy is a local DUI defense attorney with over 22 years of exclusive DUI/DWI law practice. A Former DUI Prosecutor, Amy has devoted her legal career to defending those who have been accused of DUI in Antioch and the surrounding area.
What you can expect with your DUI case and process.
On your court date, your case will be listed on the court calendar, right past security. Your first court date is called an "arraignment." This date is a procedural court date where the complaint is received listing your charges and the police report. The chemical test results are also received. The case is then continued to another court date. In between the first court date and the second court date, the investigation into your case starts. This is a very important part of your case and why an attorney is essential to the proper defense of your case.
Antioch DUI Arrests are processed at the Martinez Superior Court.
The Court that handles all Antioch DUI arrests is the Contra Costa Superior Court, A. F. Bray Courthouse, 1020 Ward Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
What you should know about a DMV Hearing Request in your County
It is important to know that a DUI/DWI charge may have both administrative and criminal penalties. After a DUI arrest in Antioch, you have 10 days to petition for an DMV hearing in order to contest your initial license suspension. The 10 days include weekends and holidays and you make your request within this strict time frame or you will have waived your rights to a hearing.
Amy Morell has defended more than a thousand DUI cases, including conducting more than a thousand DMV hearings. She is knowledgeable of local rules and procedures of DUI cases in Antioch and surrounding cities.
What you should know about the DMV Hearing Request in Antioch
It is important to know that a DMV hearing request must be made within 10 days from the date of arrest in order to contest your initial license suspension. For an Antioch arrest, a request for a DMV hearing must be made to the Oakland Driver's Safety Office, 510-563-8900. The 10 days include weekends and holidays. It is important you act within this strict time frame or you may have waived your right to a hearing. However, if you did not make the request within the 10 day time limit, a request for a late hearing may be made. Most DMV hearings are scheduled within 4-8 weeks from the date of arrest. The DMV will mail an additional temporary license so that your driving privileges remain valid until a decision from the hearing is made. There are many defenses to DMV hearings. These hearing can be won!
For DMV administrative hearings in Antioch and other Contra Costa County DUI cases visit: Oakland DMV info
Please call 1-877-366-9440 for a free case review with Attorney Amy Morell.